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Tag: Ailments

Chlamydia

Avian chlamydiosis is a bacterial disease caused by Chlamydia psittaci, which is carried commonly by birds. Humans can catch the disease by breathing in dust containing dried saliva, feathers, mucous and droppings from infected birds. Infection in humans is called psittacosis and causes flu like symptoms.

Bird treatment is usually with oral doxycycline antibiotic. Since the doxycycline only kills the Chlamydia organisms when they are active and dividing, and they may become dormant, or cease being active for a period, the drug must be used for a minimum of 45 days.

Beaks

It is unusual for budgies to have overgrown beaks. However, if their upper and lower beak doesn’t meet properly, the beak will not wear properly and can make eating difficult. Your vet can trim the beak if necessary.

Autopsy

This is an examination of a body after death to determine the cause of death or the character and extent of changes produced by disease. For the budgerigar owner you would only go through the expense of an autopsy if you had significant numbers of birds dying from unknown causes.

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